are some "Real" testimonials sent from our customers:
tried many, many different portable reading glasses. This
is easily the most convenient, the most fun, gets the best
comments, and is ingenious.
Mike, Newton, MA
used i4ulenses for a number of years and have been very satisfied
with both your product and service. The ordering process on
your web-site wouldn't allow me to combine the orders so I appreciate
your doing so. Many thanks, again !!!
Ray, Murray, UT
thank you very much! They'll make great stocking-stuffers. My
dad always forgets to take his glasses to restaurants, so something
in his wallet would be fantastic. And me and my siblings/inlaws
are finally becoming presbyopic -- I hope the 2.0 diopter is
a good choice. If not, they're inexpensive enough that I can
just order more!
Ken, Amherst, NH
is a nice photo of one of your most loyal customers [me] wearing
my lenses while with one of my sons at a wedding.
David S., Chicago, IL.
Glasses for all ages. Still wanting to be young but my eyes
keep telling me no. Getting harder sometimes when reading
but cannot seem to grasp the normal reading glasses concept.
(To big, cannot see other things because they are stuck on
my face when not trying to read and biggest thing can’t find
them when I need them the most) Thanks to i4uLenses all is
good and I figured out how to attach them to my cell phone
so I will always have them (if you are like me my cell phone
is always with me.)LOL….I hope you enjoy the pictures that
my son took of me. “His statement, Dad I guess you do not
have to look old with reading glasses”
| I want
to say thanks for your business. It is my third order: I give
away these glasses to my friends, they are very happy with them.
Thanks again !!!
Alex, Brooklyn, NY
you so much, the lenses are incredible. Thanks again.
I really appreciate.
Julio, Elmhurst, IL
These are just superb! I use these instead of regular OTC reading glasses as my normal reading glasses. After cataract lens replacement surgery, my distance eyesight was adjusted by the implanted lenses to 20/20. At age 60, that meant I would need reading glasses for all close in work. (This was my deliberate choice since I'd been extremely nearsighted since a child.) I soon found out that 1.50 was what I needed to see a desktop computer screen, 2.00 to read a newspaper or magazine, 2.50 to read my cell-phone, and the high-power lenses for fine finishing woodworking, or reading the nearly microscopic instructions that many products now come with.
SInce I use them regularly and switch from one strength to another frequently, the lenses get dropped to the ground, put on a rough surface, may be placed on sandpaper when I'm in my worksop, and so on. These are much easier to replace than going to one of the chain drug stores and buying their regular reading glasses.
In addition, when I'm outside in bright sunlight, I wear U.S. Army Ballistic sunglasses which wrap around my face. I don't want to take those off if I am using a lawn mower or snow-blower, but if I have to read some instructions on such equipment, I can simply place the i4ULenses in front of the sunglasses without having to take the protective sunglasses off!
These are just outstanding to have. These are just outstanding to have.
C. Charles, Minneapolis, MN
| I love
these things. I wore them at Philmont scout camp for two weeks
backpacking in the Sangre de Cristo mountains and they were
definitely my favorite gadget. |
John, Bellaire, TX
Thanks for your response, I just came in from the mail box and the order has arrived. I was going to email you when I saw yours.
I appreciate your concern and responses. I already have recommended your product to many of my friends.
I have had these glasses for several years and do like them very much, Whenever anyone sees me using them I get questions where I got them.
Richard, Davies, FL
I've been using these lenses for many years and actually can't live without them (last order #12525 (3-1-12).
every once in a while, I forget to take the lense/case with me as I did last night at a restaurant
because they are clear and blend in with the tablecloth and so for the future, I think I will colorize the case to make it more observable.
Edmund, Sturbrifge, MA
I use these instead of my over the ears (OTC) reading glasses. I had
cataract lenses surgery a few years ago and now my distance vision is
20/20. But close vision detail inside of about 18 inches was gone. I was
wearing reading glasses attached via a strap so I could drop them down to my
chest when not using them. But going down stairs was dangerous as the
readers would move forward and into my field of vision. The resulting two
different focal lengths (my 20/20 distance vision and the 2.00 reading
glasses bobbing up and down have nearly made me fall down the stairs dozens
of times. The same thing would happen if I had my reading glasses on (or
hanging down) while using a ladder or step-stool.
These eliminate the problem! Even if I do have them on while using stairs or
a ladder, I can easily look over them and just used my surgically assisted
20/20 distance vision. The field of view of the i4ULenses I can ignore and
traverse the steps or ladder safely.
C, Charles, Minneapolis, MN
I have kept my i4ulenses in my wallet for 2 years. Countless times they have enabled
me to read a menu or my smart phone. Thanks for inventing and marketing this clever product.
Tony, Gainesville, FL
I learned about i4ulenses on Dr. Oz and I'm purchasing them as gifts for family members,
a few for my husband who has me read menus and labels to him frequently because he doesn't
have his reading glasses with him...it will be perfect that he can keep them in his wallet.
Heather, Berkeley, CA
I scoured the internet for these- I use them as I am having my hair done so I can read a magazine, etc. - or at other times when I cannot use my regular readers - Thank you - I hope you do well, and I look forward to receiving them. Thank you.
| I was
sent the URL for your website by my girlfriend whose husband
keeps your company's lens in his wallet for reading menus and
such. Last week my boyfriend and I went to dinner with them
and when my boyfriend saw the lens, he exclaimed that it would
solve all his problems if he had the same size/simple solution
that could be toted in his wallet. ;-) |
Claire, Valencia, Ca
Received the package last Friday 14th to north west Ireland
Great service and product. |
Slàn go foill
| I love
them. Thank you. Good luck to you. I wrapped some very thin
decorative "nail tape" around the bridge because
they absolutely disappear when put down. Oh, a packaging suggestion. Most people don't
read. A check and X above the pictures will keep them from looking like
KT, Cutchogue, NY
I got the other glasses just as you said. Here's something I
would love to have you ad to your website if you like.
I buy items on line regularly. Without a doubt, this company
delivers the best and most personable service I have ever encountered.
Buy from them with confidence.
Hope that is something you can use, Pat. I will be a loyal customer
from this point forward.
Jim, Rochester, NY
came yesterday afternoon and I love them! Gave my sisters one
and we went out to lunch today and received many second looks
and a lot of where did you get those! I was glad
to tell everyone that ask. Thanks you!
Linda, Weatherford, TX
I just received them and they are GREAT. Also, I passed my 2.0 readers around at my 30th high school reunion, they were a big hit and I emailed your website to the participants.
Jim, New york, NY
I ordered two lenses from you 9/1/07 - Order No. 2455; 2 pair 1.5 reading glasses.
Wonderful product, I have carried a pair in my wallet since then. I broke the second pair today.
I need to restock. I am tempted by your order 3 get 4 offer, but my two pair lasted almost five years. In another five years I will probably have to go up in strength.
I will buy 2 more 1.5 diopter reading glasses.
T.J., Santa Fe, NM
advertise for you by giving and showing to friends. Neat little
product. Work as advertised. Gonna put Velcro dots on a couple
cases and mount one in each car and one on my plane. Will also
mention in my outdoor column for use by campers, hunters, an
fisherman. Thanks! |
Tony, Anchorage, AK
you so much! I can't wait to surprise my husband with these--he
hates to carry reading glasses, and I'm hoping he will love
using these and will surprise our friends by actually being
able to read a menu! |
Linda, Nashville, TN
| I received
my lenses, I LOVE them and have shared your link with many
friends. Did you see a great increase in sales from the Dr Oz
Amie, New York, NY
accept my apology for jumping the gun but I became panicked
when I didnt hear a word from you guys... .my order arrived
yesterday and I hopefully have cleared it all off with PayPal.....
I love the lenses and appreciate your quick reply and wonderful
way you took care of me... thanks again and again and again
I am so sorry.
Note: On April 2012 our i4ulenses were presentd in the Dr. Oz
Tv Show. In one day we got over 600 orders!
Bill, Bradenton, FL
Thanks for shipping the lenses so fast!
I discovered your lenses several months ago while preparing for my Appalachian Trail thru-hike. Thanks to their compact size and very light weight, they have been a joy to use on the trail (that's right - I'm actually out here one month into my thru-hike right now). I was carrying 2 lenses with be, but unfortunately I broke one of them. It's good to have one backup with me, but I definitely wanted to make sure I have several more around while completing my hike. They are great for reading the trail guide and maps, and for helping me read and write emails on this incredibly small screen of my iPhone!
By the way, everyone who sees me using the i4uLenses (that is, hikers on the trail and people in the towns) absolutely loves them and asks me where to get them!
Thanks again for your very practical and useful product.
Mike, South Williamsport, PA
I've been researching hiking the Appalachian Trail and I saw a
recommendation on an ultralight backpacking site. My husband always forgets to bring his reading glasses and then I have to read the menu or whatever else to him so I'm going to put these in his truck and my car.
Thanks for this neat product; I know they will really come in handy.
Margo, Fayetteville, GA
I was watching a video on www.gossamergear.com
Glen does a video where he goes over the equipment he carries in his backpack.
Glen has a pair of your i4ulenses.I have been searching for a light weight pair
of reading lenses that I can take backpacking.
What a great idea not only for backpacking but for my wallet as well.
Mart, Nampa, ID
I purchased a pair of your lenses from a bookstore last year- loved them then lost them.
Then I googled emergency reading glasses to get to your website.
I have showed your lenses to a number of people before I lost them & everyone that I showed them to thought that they were a great idea.
Michael, Oakland, CA
I just bumped into you on the internet.
I am a police officer and I am constantly loosing or breaking my specks on the job. I need an emergency backup pair
and yours looked great. I will show them to some of the other old farts at work. Hope they are as good as they appear and
I hope I can help your business too. |
Blessed and Favored,
My friend John had his i4ulenses with him after we did a 14nm sea kayak from Mission Bay
to Point Loma and back (San Diego, CA) paddle this weekend. They make sense to have
in your emergency kit and take up much less space than a regular pair of readers. Great product!
San Juan Capistrano, CA
I took a pair of your lenses backpacking for five weeks on
the John Muir Trail—about 250 miles from Yosemite Valley to Mount Whitney, plus side trips. They're super lightweight
and great for reading maps on the trail and for reading books on my Nook in camp. I attached a photo of me wearing
them to read a map at Muir Pass.
| I was traveling in China a couple of weeks ago and lost my glasses.
I am fifty and suddenly, I couldn't read my phone, see the map etc. First time that has happened and I felt pretty helpless since we were way off the grid and getting a new pair took a couple of days etc. A friend from Australia pulled his out of his wallet (your product). It was great. I will stash them everywhere now and hand them out to friends like party favors.
Richard, Seattle, WA
received my lenses today. I am impressed. I love their size
and the fact that there are no earpieces for me to break off
when I sit on them. I can't count how many pair I've broken.
I also like that I can lay down and read without the glasses
slipping or falling off and again, no earpiece to dig into
the side of my head. Thanks. I wish I would have heard about
La Quinta, CA
| I learned
about your lenses from a colleague, Craig who whipped them out
at a social hour a few weeks back so he could read the menu.
I gave them a try and really liked the idea. He sent me the
web link. It's funny, he resisted wearing reading glasses forever
and he would often borrow mine. We're engineers and geologists
so they appealed to us naturally. We'd be in countless meetings
looking at computer tables and maps and we'd always need them
as we're at that age where we need 'em. I've have had to carry
1.25 or 1.5 readers for the last 7-8 years and what a pain.
I have a lot of pairs -- I get them at Sam's club in 4 packs
for $19. I have a couple of pairs at work, 1 in the car, several
at home, 1 in my backpack, you get the idea. Being able to have
a pair in my wallet will be awesome. I can' t tell you how many
times that I've been out for dinner with my wife and family
and I forget to bring a pair of readers and I can't read the
menu. Low light in restaurants doesn't help. Cell phones, TV
remotes, plugs on cameras and computers. The list goes on and
on. What a pain not being able to read is! Reading used to be
such a pleasure for me and now I read much less because of the
hassle between the reading glasses and the need for bright light.
I wish I could have my young eyes back but I digress. My eye
doctor suggests going to 1.5s and I'm ordering the 2.0s so I
will be ready. The magnifiers will be good because I'm starting
to have trouble reading the labels on OTC medicines and Rx's.
They will help with any kind of close work. Of course, I read
through your website and was impressed by the grass roots engineering
and development effort that you put into the bringing the lenses
to market. I am looking forward to receiving the lenses! Thanks,
| I bought my first pair a long time ago from a website I can't remember. I found out about them by doing an internet search for "reading glasses made in USA". Actually, I think these were 1 of only two types I could find. A guy working for Bass Pro Shop noticed them today when I needed them for something there and he asked where I got them. I scratched these up pretty bad and wanted some new ones anyway so I searched for them based on the i4U stamped into my old pair. I'm actually picking up the 2.5's for the guy at Bass Pro shops; he too thought they were pretty cool. These are very handy and I use them mostly at restaurants where I tend to forget to bring my glasses. I'm going to try the high mag ones for some things I do at work here.
| I’ve already tried out the lenses and I can tell you I’m going to be happy with them. I am definitely looking forward to carrying them as a more convenient and lightweight option to regular reading glasses when I attempt my Appalachian Trail thru-hike next March.
Thank you again for your wonderful service. I will most likely be ordering more in the future.
| I've been using i4ulenses for the last five years or so. They're great for running, hiking, fishing, boating, going to the beach, or going anywhere you don't want to (or forget to) bring your reading glasses.
I recently hiked in Tahoe with three friends. When we returned to the lot where we'd parked our car we found what looked like a ticket on the windshield. We'd thought parking was free there. It wasn't. None of us had reading glasses, but I had my i4ulenses and saw that it wasn't a ticket, but a notice to drop a $6 parking fee in a drop-box. If we didn't, a traffic ticket would be issued. If I hadn't read the notice, we'd have driven off and had to pay a ticket, which would have cost considerably more than six bucks.
Now my three friends also pack i4ulenses.
I also keep a pair in my wallet, and more than once they've come in handy reading labels in the supermarket when I've forgotten my reading glasses.
Pacific Grove, CA
| I walked
221 miles on the Paciific Crest Trail with you lenses. Here's
a picture of them in use. They were a life saver especially
when I had my contacts out at night in the tent. I planned each
days trip with your lenses. Next time I'll get the Compact Hard
Plastic Cases. By the end of the trip I couldn't read from them
because the dirt and made them too cloudy to see through. They
worked welll enough till the end. Next time I'll protect them
better. See you on the trail.
San Diego, CA
| I live
in Greeneville, TN and recently made an acquaintance who was
wearing your glasses on his EAR. Since they are clear and not
very visible, I did not even see them until after we had drinks.
Then he took them off and read the menu at the restaurant. I
was fascinated at how small they were. I had seen vintage specs
like this but not this small. I was wearing glasses at the time
and did not need reading glasses. I recently switched to contacts
and boy how I need them now. So, I called my friend and he told
me the name of them. I looked them up on the web and that's
my story. I'm excited to get them and try them out. I got so
many pair, so I can put them everywhere. Looking forward to
using them. Best regards,
| I bought a pair several years ago after searching on the web. I simply glanced at your plastic "case" that has your brand name on it and quickly found your name to do a reorder. Smart marketing.
After 4 years of living in my wallet and being sat on, the nosepiece finally broke. I was glad to have originally found you a few years ago, as I had been previously buying another brand - I forget the name, but they had a brittle blue plastic nosepiece. Broke very quickly. Yours lasts MUCH longer in my wallet - years versus a couple of months. As such, I am a customer that you will have for a long time - the other guys will never see me again due to inferior design/quality. BTW, these make EXCELLENT gifts for my friends. They ALL "have a cow" when I pull these out at a restaurant. Oh yeah, I am also the guy that carries a wallet pen as well. That is something that you folks could also sell on your site - people that are "prepared" by buying your glasses would likely be interested in always having a spare ink pen in their wallet as well. Takes up no room, clips on and occupies unused space in the fold of the wallet.
Thanks for an excellent product. I am jealous - wish that was my company. A consumable product (but not TOO consumable - good lifespan) that the biggest population bubble needs and would greatly appreciate. So many ways to market to baby boomers.
| My daughter
(age 11) was watching a video on light weight hiking on the
Gossamer Gear website. The presenter showed the glasses and
the video showed your web site at the bottom. They were represented
as extremely light weight. But I am more interested in them
for being small and less likely to break. I had eye surgery
a few years ago to correct horrible nearsightedness. All I ever
wanted to do was be able to see in the morning without my glasses,
and play sports without glasses. Medicine gave me that gift
at the expense of seeing up close. I am constantly without specs,
especially when fishing. I need them just long enough to tie
on a fly, or light the stove. I thought they might be handy
in the car too. If they really fit in my wallet and don’t break
when sat on, that would be a treat, but we'll have to see about
that. I am hoping that they turn out to be one of those silly
little things that you can't live without. If so you can count
on my wife and I buying more for Christmas gifts. We are constantly
trying to find things for friends and family that they need,
and don't already own. These might make a fun gift for ski bags,
sports bags etc. We'll find a way to make a fun joke about the
pains of aging.
| You should be happy to hear that , for years, I've been directing everyone who comments favorably on my specs ,to your website.
| By the way,
you saved my nighttime reading. I had a cataract operation, which took
away my up-close, clear vision. At night I always read before I go to bed, generally laying on my side. Having reading glasses with "arms" didn't work because the pillow made them go off kilter. Your glasses allow me to lay my head on the pillow and read like I did before the operation.
I thank you!
of i4ulenses from my wife's uncle who swears by it and has ordered
many lenses in the past. I think it is a phenomenal product!!
, Actually , I was at a restaurant and trying to read the menu
and a friend I was with pulled a pair out of his wallet . Great
idea as I am in the situation often and this will be a great
remedy and I will always have it handy . The hard case will
be great for my wife as she can just drop it in her purse .
San Diego, CA
| Great product, I've got a bunch of 'em- in the house,
in the car, at work, in my wallet, on my bicycle, etc.
| I dont think you really need any more testimonials,
the product is the testimonial.
Whenever I used them, the reaction is where did
you get this, I would love them and there goes mine,
thus my reorder.
Thanks again for the invention.
Fort Lee, NJ
I turned 50, I noticed that small print in dim light (like menus
in a nice restaurant) became difficult to read. I was at dinner
one night with a friend who pulled out his i4ulenses from his
front pants pocket....the next day, I went online and purchased
2 pair. Then my most recent large order is because all of my
friends love them when I whip them out. What great gifts they
Because I don't carry a big purse most of the time, they are
perfect to slide in my wallet, small purse, in a slot with my
smart phone, or in the pocket of my jeans!
I () i4ulenses !
Fort Worth, TX
| I wonder
if I've been able to get you any business because I can't tell
you how many times I pull my lenses out of my wallet and put
them on and people say "WHERE did you get those?"
and I give them your web address because it's easy to remember.
Ive used i4ulenses for years and I love them because I
am never without the ability to read anything from menus to
small price tags in the stores without ever having to carry
reading glasses. And I appreciate my i4ulenses the most on cruises
because on a cruise ship I dont even carry my wallet.
But I never leave the cabin, day or night, without my i4ulenses.
Theyre so small and light I dont even know they
are in my pocket until I need them to read a menu or get a closer
look at the jewelry or watches in the shops and then Im
always thankful for them.
are especially useful when doing carpentry or mechanical work.
Just like a pencil the i4ulenses will stay snugly tucked behind
my ear so that I can crawl around underneath a house or car
and have my glasses immediately available without worrying about
them breaking or falling out of my pocket. They are also great
when you want to read fine print in sunlight without having
to remove your sunglasses. Just place them on the tip of your
nose outside of you sunglasses.
Also, I have purchased from the few competitors out there who
sell similar products and they dont come close to i4ulenses
with regards to convenience, quality, innovative design, OR
I keep one in my front shirt pocket and one in my wallet in
case I lose the one in my shirt pocket. Easy to use and much
more convenient than reading glasses. Actually, the only time
I prefer reading glasses is when I am working with large nautical
charts. For books, magazines, palm reader, smart phone, I use
i4ulenses. Thank you very much. I love these things.
P., Houston, TX
a google search for "pince nez" style reading glasses...I
had another brand similar and a little bit larger that fit in
my check book but they were getting scratched from use and then
they disappeared one day. In attempting to replace them I came
across your site. The glasses
work well, are handy and affordable enough so that I bought
several, gave a few away and have one in my pocket, one in my
check book and
one by my computer just in case.
Thanks they work well!!!
| I found a pair of i4ulenses in some store a while back. They were outrageously priced there but I
bought them anyway. They turned out to be invaluable as they fit nicely in my wallet and I was never
without a pair.....that is until I misplaced them. I could never find them in any store again but luckily I
had the plastic case they came in with the i4ulenses logo on it and I found you online and at a fantastic price!
Since then you have replaced the wire spring with a plastic one which works much better, molded-in and all.
Now they are back in my wallet, briefcase, car console, backpack and the wife’s purse.
I use them all the time as I never remember to bring my reading glasses with me.
It's nice for a change to get a great product at a great price!
Thanks again !!
Santa Fe, NM
you, LOVE these things!!!!
North Providence, RI
months back I searched on the web and found your products. I
purchased a couple and now these are for some friends. Everyone
who sees them on me loves the convenience especially to read
text messages from the cell phones, which is the main reason
I got them.
Have a great day.
South Miami, FL
a lot of compliments.They are always a show stopper, and useful
too. I can see with them, just pop them out of my pocket and
on my nose, and everything comes into focus. Thanks
again for offering such a great product.
i4uLenses crew, U rock.
I'm a 48 year old avid fly fisherman, and your pince nez lenses
are PERFECT for that pastime. I have a small rubber band stretched
across the brim of my cap, and a pair of your i4u's tied to
a piece of fishline and then to the cap. Fishline is light enough
to NOT tug the lenses off my nose, yet strong enough that if
they ever fall off, they WON'T disappear into the river. It's
the perfect tool in the perfect combination for the perfect
hobby. A VERY satisfied customer.
Mark, North Aurora, Il
| A couple
years ago I googled Pince Nez glasses and found them on line.
Yours were the cheapest. I have purchased probably 15- 20 pairs
over the last few years and haven given them out to friends
after they see me using them. I call them my “wine list and
menu glasses” since I keep them in my wallet. The only problem
is the plastic case eventually scratches the lenses with the
in and out of the case and you have to use a new pair. I use
them all the time and people think they are great.
have been using these lenses for a few years and I must say
they are GREAT. I found them browsing the web for "reading
I have ordered a bunch but most of them are gifts for my pals
and family who love them and don't know how to buy them. I always
have a pair in my wallet. The best thing is the reaction I get
from my "presbyopic" friends who are fascinated by
their simplicity and portability. Obviously they are not for
long term reading or working, but in a pinch they are unsurpassed
in my opinion..!!
| WE love
your lenses and it is time to reorder! Could you please send
me 4 more in the 2.00 diopter. Thanks so much! They are a lifesaver!!
San Antonio, TX
my very first pair of i4ULenses to use as a convenience when
travelling via motorcycle, I now have one less thing to remember
to bring along or carry. They have since proven to be the
single most useful item that I have ever owned. I never have
a problem when I need to read a menu in a restaurant anymore
and have come to rely on the i4ULenses more than my regular
readers. Great Product in every regard. Well engineered and
thanks Pat. A friend (Mike) who bought a few pairs from the
i4ulenses site, pulled a pair out of his wallet and put them
on. I thought that is perfect because I don't want to carry
around bulky reading glasses just to read a menu. These are
perfect because I can keep a pair with me all the time without
any bulkyness. Anyway Mike guided me to your web site so I
could get some to.
W., Riverton, UT
used i4ulenses reading glasses for many years. They are an
essential convenience. There are many things that my eyes
just cannot read without magnification. A pair of i4ulenses
are always in my wallet, so I am never without reading glasses.
Folks who would like to get these glasses are stopping me
all the time. Even people who do not wear glasses like the
way the i4ulenses look.
I was just reading a menu and someone snapped a pic.
Palm Springs, CA
gave me a set. I find these i4ulenses perfect for a back up
pair of readers, that can be kept in my wallet.
Los Alamos, NM
very happy with the i4ulenses! They've freed me from having
to remember to bring the *&^%$ reading glasses everywhere.
If I really have to read some fine print, I just pull them
out of my wallet, or off of my key chain. I do get some strange
looks, and comments too, but I have a feeling that older people
are impressed with the lenses, and younger people by my ability
to be unperturbed about wearing something so radically ...
unusual? uncool looking? (I'm probably only aware of this
uncoolness factor because I have a teenager.) They are a great
product. I did put a small scratch in one pair, but after
6 months or so, they are doing better than any pair of readers
I own. And as inexpensive as they are, it is no big deal to
keep a spare pair in the drawer. (My work has been eating
my life recently, but I've vowed to spend more time in the
mountains in 2010, so get back to me again in about 6 months
and I'll let you know how they work for winter camping/skiing/climbing.)
A satisfied customer
B, Grand Junction, CO
so many of us, it seems that I just woke up one day and could
no longer read the fine print on a menu in a dimly lit restaurant.
No worries, I thought, I'm sure there's something that I can
just stick in my wallet to help me out. Maybe a magnifying
glass shaped like a credit card. Or a tiny monocle that I
could slip in there. I even went so far as to think about
wearing a pair of pince nez on a cord around my neck so I'd
always have them with me. I tried all three of these solutions
at one point or another, but found them all lacking. The credit
card sized magnifying glass was too awkward. The monocle was
expensive, thick and got scratched. The pince nez on a cord
worked great, but made me look like a prissy librarian. At
over six feet tall and with a deep, booming voice, that just
wouldn't do. So I put my children onto the problem. I told
them that their Christmas gift to me would be the effort they
would expend scouring the Internet for a better solution.
Your lenses showed up under my tree about five years ago.
My teenage children were tickled when I unwrapped them and
literally jumped up out of my chair. "I knew somebody would
figure this out!" I exclaimed. And so you have. I keep
extra pairs in my briefcase and in my glove box. When someone
I'm dining with sees them and tries them ("Remember, push
them out away from the bridge of your nose") I grab a new
pair from my briefcase or my car and give them as a small
token. I have given away pairs to business associates over
dinners in London, Singapore, and Sydney. All were delighted
and have become loyal customers. Keep up the good work and
Portola Valley, CA
delighted with my new i4ulenses. I put a pair in the pocket
of my Kindle cover, and I'm good to go!
on your company's product by accident. Was reviewing one of
several hiking gear list on the Gossamer Gear web site (Glen's
Gear List - "Piute Pass...") and happened to notice i4ulenses
reading glasses weighting a mere 0.2 oz. Thought they would
be ideal (small, light, no moving parts to break, and sturdy)
to carry as a backup backpacking, keep in the car glove box,
etc. Assembling my kit for next spring, summer, and fall in
the Cascades. Best wishes.
was a discussion of i4ulenses on a forum at backpackinglight.com
regarding an ultralight alternative to conventional reading
glasses. I've used i4ulenses since 2007, pretty much as regular
reading glasses. I had a special lasic combination done that
makes my shooting eye 20-20 and my other eye capable of focussing
reasonably close. For reading I have to shift attention to
the reading (left) eye unless I'm wearing glasses with no
correction on the left and 2.0 on the right. I've used them since 2003. They are about the lightest, most compact and durable reading glasses anywhere. I attach a string and an alligator clip and just let them dangle when not in use.Thanks for a
is about the third time I have ordered i4ulenses. I bought
enough last time to last awhile. Now my husband lost his hard
case so we are down to 1 pair. He really likes the hard case
so now we will have enough as long as he doesn't lose them.
My brother-in-law told us about i4ulenses about 5 years ago.
They work just great for him. Sincerely,
Lake Ariel, PA
similar lenses from ........ ...... and they stop making them.
The bridge was metal and it kept breaking. So I just did a
search on Yahoo and I came across your website. And I had
placed an order about 2 years ago. And now my husband requested
that I order more. Many people have asked us where we got
these lenses and we have emailed the link to your website.
Pompano Beach, FL
a court reporter and took the deposition of a gentleman that
had a pair. All attorneys and everyone in the room wanted
to know where he had gotten them because we all wanted to
purchase a pair. He couldn’t remember where he had gotten
them so during the break I found the name of your business
on the hard case and passed it along to the other attorneys.
Anyway, I came home and googled your name and found you that
way. Best of luck to you and I wish you the best.
about your product through a satisfied customer. After having
a minor face lift, the ear pieces of my own reading glasses
were aggravating the temporal stitches. The i4ulenses were
a perfect solution.
used the i4ulenses on a few flights. Couple of thoughts: Lenses
work very well with a headset on – very convenient to put
on and take off, and they cover exactly the area of vision
that I need to be able to read a chart, checklist, etc. Only
minor complaint is that they pinch my nose just enough to
feel a little restriction in nasal breathing – this may be
in part due to it being allergy season. Not a big deal by
any stretch, but just an observation (I don’t think that they’re
too tight since they’re not pinching and are actually quite
comfortable). Thing I haven’t figured out yet is where to
put them when I’m not wearing them – I want them to be readily
accessible and secure. Velcroing the hard case onto the panel
seems like it might be ok, but I am hoping to avoid the extra
step of opening a case or having to slip them in to something
when I put them down. I was contemplating a lanyard to have
them hang around my neck – will let you know how I end up.
Thanks again for making a nice, innovative product.
for disposable pince nez I think. I bought some a year or
two ago and loved them. It's a great product. I wear contacts
and need readers in the supermarket, grocery store, restaurant
menus, maps while driving and the like. It's great to have
them in my jeans pocket ever ready when needed and not be
bothered wth glasses. Otherwise, what's the point of wearing
a man using them in a restaurant and was blown away. I have
been looking for pince nez for ages...any chance you will
make them larger and with a neck string attached?
your info to several folks who really liked them. They've
saved me several times in stores for reading labels and resturants
in dim light. Love the product.
I've been using the i4ulenses for about 3 weeks now, and am
extremely happy with them. I tried to carry them in my wallet
using the hard case, but the case is a bit too thick to be
carried in the wallet. I drilled a small hole in the case
(where the lenses weren't - obviously), threaded a small cord
through, and put them on my keychain. Sorry I don't have a
picture for you - I'm currently in between cameras... It works
well, and is so convenient. Also I carry the lenses in my
wallet using the pouch. Overall, I couldn't be happier with
their size and convenience. I can go to restaurants and read
the finest print menus, or read the finest print maps when
in the mountains, and all without worrying about keeping track
of a pair of bulky reading glasses. Thank you very much.
B, Grand Junction CO
a quick note to tell you how pleased I am with your i4ulenses,
your service and your company. Your products are not only
unique, but extremely functional and durable as well. I have
ordered many i4ulenses on several occasions, not because they
broke but because I gave them to friends and family members
who threatened me with bodily harm if I didn't! And the hard
plastic cases do a great job of protecting them in my pockets,
camera bags, briefcase, glove compartment, fanny pack, etc.
The service your company provides is amazing. I placed my
last order online late Sunday night and at 10 AM the next
morning I received an email telling me that it had already
Good product, good price, good service, good communication
- I couldn't ask for anything more. Thanks for continuing
to demonstrate how companies such as yours continue to go
out of their way to satisfy their customers.
Phillips Ranch, CA
this might be my 3rd order for pairs. I need reading glasses
and I wear i4ulenses while doing motorcycle events. I do grand
tour events, one this year is to go to as many towns that
end with "ville" that you can. There are about 200
riders doing this season long event.
I use the i4ulenses so that I do not have to take my helmet
off to put on glasses to see. Also if I have to read any printed
data, or can't read my GPS screen clearly I can snap them
on my nose, see what I need, and then re-store them in a custom
pouch I had sewn on the side of my tank bag. A great "gadget."
Mark Tuttle in Rider Magazine talked about them a few years
ago in his editorial column of each month. The last pair I
broke the nose piece when I pushed to hard on them to put
them back in the pouch.
F, Cincinnati, OH
a lot of outdoor activities, backpacking, fishing, target
shooting, etc, so I was looking for a pair of unbreakable
reading glasses. Ive broken many pairs of reading glasses
while out in the woods. I was web surfing(Yahoo) and came
across your product. An ultralite backpacking site gave the
i4ulenses a rave review, so I jumped on them. My order arrived
today and I tried them on asap. Needless to say they exceeded
my expectations. They will be perfect to carry in my pocket
to use while reading my map and GPS while hiking. I am an
engineer by trade so I look for innovative well designed practical
gear for outdoor use. Your product fills that bill perfectly.
I am overjoyed with your product and very impressed with your
Rio Rancho, NM
to lunch yesterday and the guy who paid the bill whipped out
a pair of i4ulenses. We all said, I want a pair of those!
He gave us the web site address and we ordered 8 pairs.
been wearing Eyes For You lenses for several years now. I
have purchased quite a few pairs, and keep them in my shirt
pocket, my wallet, on my desk at both my university and at
home, and in strategic locations around the house. Friends
are always amazed at how light they are and how I can see
over them for distance without taking them off. I'm a walking
advertisement for these practical and useful reading glasses,
and my life and work are made much easier because I have them.
S , Chicago, IL
my order today and everything appears to be in proper condition.
They are easy on and off, sit way down on the end of my nose
so I don't have
to remove them too often, and cheap enough so I don't have
to worry about them
falling and my stepping on them. As
to the high-power lenses, I've already tried them and they
are great. I bought them because I work at a job where I handle
lumber all day. I usually get a splinter or two every day,
despite gloves. Most of those come out very easily. Sometimes
I get a deep splinter that takes a finely pointed pair of
tweezers and very good magnification to remove it.
one like that today, and it was in my thumb base all day,
waiting for me to get home so I could tweeze it out. Your
lenses happened to be in the mailbox today so I put them to
the test. I was able to do the job all by myself this time.
I used to have someone else hold a magnifier over my hand
while I tweezed the splinter out. Now I can hold the magnifier
on my nose, so to speak, and don't have to rely on someone
else to help me get the splinters out of my hands. It seems
to me a pair of these ought to be in every First Aid Kit on
ordered 10 i4ulenses to give them as presents to my friends
(62+ years of age). I live in a community in Boca with 1600
homes. No doubt this will lead to more orders. I got one from
a friend from San Diego who orders from you as well.. He gave
me a gift..... Used them tonight...loved them!
Boca Raton, FL
Western RV News & Recreation, where i4ulenses were advertised
for a time. When I first looked at the sample you sent, I
thought they were silly. Later I had Lasik eye surgery, which
corrected my distance vision but made my close vision worse
- I knew of this trade-off before I underwent the surgery.
After the Lasik I started using the i4ulenses, and soon found
them to be indispensable! The hard case made a huge difference
for me... now I can keep them in my pocket, instead of a case
of full sized readers or clumsy foldable ones. So instead
of carrying two pair of glasses, distance and readers, I now
only carry i4ulenses.
I recently lost a pair while traveling, so am stocking up
on replacements. And the new high power ones are a great idea
for general magnification - instead of having to have magnifying
I have received many comments on the lenses. Most folks start
at silly and
end up at very clever!
Western RV News & Recreation
did an internet search and he shared his recomendation with
me. They are terrific.
Greenwood Village, CO
got the lenses in a gift bag at a movie opening in NYC. I
love them. I keep them in my wallet. I always wear them at
the beauty parlor because they obviously don't get in the
way. Every time I've worn them in a salon I've been asked
where they come from.
been a satisfied customer for years. I carry no other eyeglasses,
and invariably when I pull these out at a restaurant or meeting,
people ask where they can order for themselves.
Albert, Plainville, CT
product. As a matter of fact not only have I ordered for myself,
but I have also ordered for others as well.
Thanks so much. Sometime ago I got several pairs online. The
other night at dinner, I pulled a pair from my wallet to read
the menu and was asked about them. I told them I would find
how to order. For the first time, I noticed your web site
name on an unopened pair. Great product!
Wendell, Washington DC
I have given your information to several folks who really liked
them. They have saved me several times in stores for reading
labels and checking restaurant menus (specially in dim light).
Love the product.
Ray, Stratford, CT
I was at a sushi bar last week. There was a guy setting next
to me getting ready to pay the bill and I saw him put your glasses
on. He explained to me how they work and where he bought them.
My wife and I thought that's a great idea, so I asked him for
the web address, which was wrong. But he gave me the i4u to
work with: it took about 30 min to find you and here I am. The
reason I bought so many (9 pairs) is to spread them around the
house, work, wife, and co-workers.
Carlos, Simi Valley, CA
|I am a
seed bead artist and without your magnifying lenses I would
probably go blind. I have given away about 6 pairs and recommended
your company to Fire Mountain Gems (catalogue beading supply,
one of the largest in the world) Your product belongs in that
catalogue and web site! I have attached some of my work...I
could not deal with those tiny beads without your wonderful
To see more of my work goes to
go to the Gallery of Designs and do a search on LORNA
Lorna Dwyer-Carfano, Gloucester MA
years ago I was passing thru the check out line in a local drug
store and noticed the i4ulenses by the cashier..looked interesting
so I picked a pair. They have proved to be invaluable. I keep
them in my coin purse or wallet, so I never have to say, "Oh
I don't have my glasses, I can't read this menu, this bill,
Since I always have my wallet or coin purse I always have the
i4ulenses..some of my friends really liked them when they saw
them..and it is surprising how many questions I get when I put
them on in a public place to read something..seems everyone
would like to have them. Thanks,
J. Smalley, CA
a quick note/pic to say that your i4ulenses fill the gap,
and that I've added them to my short list of essentials that
I carry everywhere. Thank you,
O. Schuster, TX
I am from Sweden but currently staying for some weeks in San
Diego with my family. We travel quite a lot and a couple of
years ago I found your lenses at the Thursday plantation in
Australia. I bought 2 pairs at once and since then I have used
them nearly every day. As I said , we travel rather much and
no matter where we go around the world, when I am wearing my
lenses people are always fascinated and asks about them!! And
often I say that I should have a stock with me to sell when
people ask. Well, now when we are here in the US I expected
to find them everywhere but I havent seen them in one
place and people are as interested here of them. A shop owner
wrote down the name of them the other day to see if she could
have them in her shop here in Carlsbad SD.
Anyway, I am going to order some new ones while we are here
but I also wonder if I could buy a small stock when I am back
in Sweden , could you ship it there?
Thank you for a great product.
Well, sorry I don't have any pictures, but I can tell you I
am completely satisfied with my purchase. The first order, my
wife grabbed one pair for a gift, and when a friend of mine
saw them, he wanted me to order a pair for him. He placed his
pair of 2.5 power into the hard case and put them into his wallet
with his credit cards. I suspect when his friends see his, there
will be more orders coming from the Coeur d Alene Spokane area.
The glasses are great, fit right onto the tip of your nose and
are great for reading restaurant menus, maps, recipes, and so
on. We will be taking ours with us on backpacking trips. I will
keep a spare pair in the car. I have already
used the magnifying pair to remove a blister from my finger.
-I did receive the i4ulenses you sent by air mail. I think that
using PayPal could benefit both you and overseas buyers. Great
product by the way - most satisfied.
T. Lough, Southport, United Kingdom
received my lenses today, and have caused quite a stir among
my friends. They all want to know how to get them! They solve
my problem of never having any glasses with me when I am out.
Menus, newspapers, friends photos, etc. are all now accessible
to me. Normal glasses were too bulky to carry around easily.
St. Marys, Canada
excited and am a new "reading eye glass wearer" but
my husband has been wearing them for almost 2 years now. He
is FOREVER losing them, forgetting them, misplacing them. It
seems I spend half MY life looking for HIS glasses! LOL
We live rurally in eastern Ontario and like to travel some of
the back roads here as we've recently moved from BC so we are
continually looking at maps and having a hard time. That's why
I ordered so many pairs! We can keep them in the truck, van,
office, etc. and always just have them handy. GREAT product!
I also breed rare red and apricot Standard Poodles and bought
three pairs of the magnifying ones for things like "pulling
porcupine quills" or searching for something imbedded into
a paw, etc. I found your glasses on another website when I was
looking for luggage. I don't remember the exact site, but it
had other great travel ideas and I was fortunate enough to find
a few things I thought were fantastic. I will be travelling
to India in January as well, so I know that anything that is
compact is appreciated.
Thanks again for a super product...can't wait for them to arrive
and I'm thrilled to know they are going to be available thru
Lee Valley Tools. They have some really terrific products too,
so if they are going to be carrying yours, you know they MUST
be a quality item! Take care, have a GREAT weekend and thanks
for the email.
Heather Pendragon, Canada
you Pat, and thanks for the tips. I love your product. Youve
solved a centuries-old problem, that I assume most people have
when they get older. I also think the problem is exacerbated
with more people getting Lasik procedures. We 40+ ers may not
need glasses for most activities after Lasik, but reading labels,
menus, etc. requires some help. Ive tried the cards in
the wallet, and various iterations of folding Mr. Gadget
glasses, but the i4ulenses is light, durable, cheap enough to
lose, and good enough to use. They are not metal, so airport
detectors are no worries, and they can get wet or dirty without
a crisis. Best of all they take virtually no space, so they
can always be handy without competing for pocket space. Thanks
for solving the problem! I ordered the extras so I always have
one to give away to a friend!
Randy from Minnesota.
just received my glasses in the mail from you today. They are
absolutely fabulous. I have been losing and breaking my glasses
for years and with these I can just stick them in my wallet
or pocket and never worry about breaking them. These are a great
investment at twice the price or more. Thanks so much.
P. MacElderry, TX
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your i4uLenses.
I received a pair at Vision Expo in Las Vegas (Sept. 2005) and
love them. I keep them in my wallet and they have come in handy
many times. Yesterday, I was at the optometrist office getting
my eyes checked and I showed them to the doctor. He liked them
and is looking into getting them. I also have two coworkers
that are interested in ordering. I know I want to get one of
the magnifier sets. Thanks again for providing such a useful
G. Yerkes, San Diego, CA
husband LOVES these glasses. We live in San Francisco but we
are in NYC and traveling for the summer and he urgently needs
another pair. Do you know where in NEW YORK CITY we can buy
a new pair? He just loves them. Thank you.
Karin R., San Francisco, CA
|I am very
satisfied with your excellent product. I have had to reorder
for the third time. Not because the glasses broke, they are
practically indestructible, but because when I pull them out
of my wallet and put them on the people around me want to have
D. Bridges, Memphis, TN
an avid golfer and need reading glasses. I used to carry a credit
card size magnifier to keep my game score, but I had a hard
time holding the magnifier with one hand, the pencil on the
other hand and trying to hold the score card steady. Your lenses
are outstanding! I perch the lenses on the tip of my nose and
have both hands free to hold the pencil and the score card.
I love your lenses.
Peter W. Medina, OH
these for a friend. Have mine for several months and just love
M , Ellisville, MO
|I am interested
in ordering six more pairs up here in Canada - they've been
a big hit with family/friends.
H, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
of mine gave me a pair of your reading glasses and I'm a happy
user ever since. A few days ago we took guests from Beijing
China to a fancy Restaurant and I used your reading glasses
to the surprise of everybody. Needless to tell you, then everybody
had to use it.
Leuthold, Alameda, CA
doy nuevamente las gracias por el detalle de poder enviarmelas
ya que este sistema de gafas son de una gran comodidad y utilidad.
Un cordial saludo.
Ubet, Madrid, Spain
little specs rock! I gave my old ones to someone who borrowed
them and thought they were tres cool. I'm coming back for more!
Keating, Santa Cruz, CA
I bought i4ulenses after reading the article in Rider... I love
them. I will always have room for these glasses in my pocket.
They are very convenient for reading a map or menu when I travel
on the motorcycle. (I'll be glad to send you a picture of me
reading the menu at Fat Boys Pork Palace, Brandywine, WV on
an upcoming trip)
Dowdy, Lynchburg, VA
on a trip in our car to the east coast and one night we got
lost. Luckily, I had a pair of 2.0 power i4ULENSES in the glove
compartment and was able to read the map, under some very bad
lightning conditions. I normally wear a very mild magnification
of reading glasses, but I am glad I keep a pair of stronger
i4ULENSES in my car. I'll never leave on another trip without
them in my car.
Lansig, Chicago, IL
time we go out for dinner, somebody in our party needs to borrow
my i4ULENSES to read the menu. What's so great about the i4ULENSES
is they're extremely convenient and completely adjustable. Making
it very easy for everyone to use them.
Lasky, Santa Cruz, CA
would'nt think I would need them unless I did not have my regular
glasses, and then, I wish I had a pair of i4ULENSES: now like
the Boy Scouts, I'm prepared! - in other words, you need to
buy these lenses before you need them, just in case! I was skeptical
before trying them, but I really could read the instructions
with them on and plan to keep a pair in my purse.
a pair of i4LENSES in the book I'm currently reading as a Bookmark:
when ready to read, I find the page to start reading and then
use them to read! I keep a pair in my wallet and one with a
stronger power in my car.
Santa Cruz, CA
the i4ulenses in a pouch on my bicycle to read maps. I love
them - lightweight and they do the job. I'm sure they'll pull
double duty in the drybag in my kayak, in the saddlebag on my
horse, in the daypack I take hiking... well you get the picture.
I'm telling all my adventure buddies. Thanks!!